Kevin Durant

OAKLAND, Calif | Curry injured, Bucks snap Warriors’ 8-game win streak

OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry left with an injury and the Golden State Warriors were unable to recover in a 134-111 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks that snapped their eight-game winning streak Thursday night. Eric Bledsoe scored seven straight points during Milwaukee’s big third quarter and finished with 26. Giannis Antetokounmpo added 24 points, nine … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif | Curry injured, Bucks snap Warriors’ 8-game win streak

MIAMI | As training camps open, here’s 10 NBA stories worth noting

MIAMI — Training camps for most NBA teams open Tuesday, and with the season fast approaching, here’s 10 items of note as the league heads into the 2018-19 campaign: JIMMY BUTLER As media days were ending Monday, Jimmy Butler was still with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It’s temporary. The first big saga of the 2018-19 season … Continue reading MIAMI | As training camps open, here’s 10 NBA stories worth noting

Wild: LeBron going to the Lakers only adds to West test

Kevin Durant, Paul George and Chris Paul all made quick decisions to stay put and remain in the Western Conference. And now LeBron James is joining them. Just like that, the West got even wilder. Day 1 of NBA free agency was not lacking for fireworks or firepower, led by James’ decision to leave Cleveland … Continue reading Wild: LeBron going to the Lakers only adds to West test

CLEVELAND | Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant

CLEVELAND  — Kevin Durant went back-to-back, twice. It’s now two straight NBA championships for the Golden State Warriors, and two consecutive NBA Finals MVP awards for the forward who played a huge role in getting them to those titles. Durant scored 20 points in the Game 4 clincher Friday night, a 108-85 win over the … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Back-to-back titles, and Finals MVPs, for Kevin Durant

Warriors’ Durant out at least 2 weeks with fractured rib

OAKLAND, Calif. /March 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Kevin Durant will miss at least two weeks with a fractured rib on his right side, joining fellow All-Stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on the injury list for the defending champion Golden State Warriors. An MRI exam Friday for the NBA Finals MVP revealed the incomplete fracture, and … Continue reading Warriors’ Durant out at least 2 weeks with fractured rib

Court civility: NBA plan aims to smooth player-ref relations

MIAMI /January 26, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Kevin Durant was steaming mad over officiating this week, then eventually apologized after realizing he could have better handled his frustrations. The NBA hopes all players and referees take the time for such reflection. The league introduced a five-pronged plan Friday to try and improve how players and referees get along … Continue reading Court civility: NBA plan aims to smooth player-ref relations

No questioning Durant’s decision now as Warriors near title

CLEVELAND (AP)(STL.News) — Kevin Durant never demanded he’d get to take the biggest shot of the NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors made no promises and he knew there were no guarantees. When they met last summer in New York to discuss the biggest decision of his career, neither side even focused on winning titles. … Continue reading No questioning Durant’s decision now as Warriors near title

Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance

SAN ANTONIO (AP)(STL.News) — Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State should have a muted celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals. Durant is fully aware a tough challenge waits for them. It’s why Durant signed with the Warriors and why Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green embraced him at … Continue reading Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance